A new $15-million public transit facility will be constructed in south Duncan.
Ministers from the federal and provincial governments joined local representatives to make the announcement at a 1.82-hectare lot in the Koksilah Industrial Park on Aug. 2 where the transit operations and maintenance facility will be built.
Jon Lefebure, chairman of the Cowichan Valley Regional District said there has been exceptional growth in local transit over the years, so the new facility is needed.
“This investment opportunity allows us to plan for anticipated future growth of our transit system, while leveraging the most significant federal and provincial contribution available to reduce local taxpayers’ contributions towards this project,” he said.
The site was chosen because of its central location in the Cowichan Valley and its access to key transportation corridors for BC Transit vehicles, while the site itself, which is almost double that of the existing facility land, will help provide capacity for future expansion of transit services.